When Working Out Is Just Another Day at the Beach: Plank Knee-Raises
Plank knee raises are another great core/oblique exercise to try. From the plank position I draw my left knee to my left arm and squeeze my abs. I alternate knees 10 to 12 times for 3 to 4 sets. I do this on a slow count, but this is the exact same position people do running suicides in. You could easily intensify the exercise by double or tripling your speed—alternating the knee-raises until the point of muscle failure.
Another positive variation would be raising your knee to the opposite arm, so at the top the crunch is happening across the body. For example, my left knee would try to touch my right arm and vice versa. You get the idea!
Things You’ll Need
1. A lovely beach
3. A towel (maybe one small for exercising to protect your knees and one large for after workout swim)
4. Water (you’ve got to stay hydrated)
And remember, like all Get Me Body posts, these workout routines are suggested exercises that have worked for me. I am not a trainer or a physician, so please consult either of those two professionals before attempting to do any vigorous workout regiment, especially if you are new to exercising. Stay active and stay inspired.